Winter hikes in South Tyrol

A sparkling wonderland

With every footstep the snow crunches mysteriously beneath your feet. The sun transforms the woodland and pastures into a sparkling sea – sophisticated, elegant, unique. There are so many words to describe winter in the snow-rich Ahrntal Valley and there is always that feeling that it touches you so deeply that you will remember this sensation forever.

The Ahrntal Valley is a true winter wonderland, beyond compare, and it is one which you are best to get to know in a serene way – kitted out with sturdy footwear or proper snowshoes you proceed along the loveliest routes, which start directly at our hotels in South Tyrol.

A romantic winter walk, discriminating voyage of discovery or languorous stroll – everyone will fall in love with this idyll which seems so tranquil and so precious. In around an hour you walk on a picturesque route through the natural surroundings, surrounded by the splendour of the three-thousand metre mountains in the valley, from San Giovanni to the Platterhof.

The tour to the Sandbichler Hof is somewhat more demanding – having worked your way through 483 metres altitude you are rewarded with wonderful views of the Ahrntal Valley. A timely stop-off in the Bizathütte snack station which serves traditional South Tyrolean fare makes this 1 ½ hour tour through the snow-covered landscape of the Ahrntal Valley particularly enjoyable.

Out and about in dreamy surroundings. Snow shoe & winter hiking in South Tyrol

Snow-shoe hiking reminds you of the times when Alpine mountain passes were still crossed on foot, and brings the charms of these days to the here and now. You get to experience the unspoilt natural surroundings particularly up close, in intense fashion – and you discover that the Ahrntal Valley is a shimmering gem.

High above all the hustle and bustle you encounter pure tranquillity. One of the most popular destinations is the Hochlärcherwasen at 2031 metres altitude, when you pass mountain inns and head up to the sun. A somewhat easier route takes you to the Gruberalm at 1839 metres.

Original snow shoes and poles are available in the ski hire outlet Klausberg Skihaus Sporting. You will get professional advice about equipment here and can then head into the lofty heights safe and sound. One specific positive is that you get to start your hikes and tours almost anywhere and adventure lies wholly in your own hands.

We are happy to provide you with bespoke advice about the loveliest routes for winter hiking in South Tyrol.